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A Chinese probe has collected samples of lunar soil and is flying to Earth

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun4,2024

The Chinese probe has collected samples of the lunar soil and is flying to Earth

The Chinese lunar probe "Chang'e-6" took off from the far side of the Moon, capturing soil samples. Engineers from Earth watched the drilling process.

According to the Chinese space agency CNSA, the probe took off on the morning of June 4, and about 6 minutes later it entered the planned lunar orbit. The probe consists of a descending orbiter, lifting and returning modules. The last two modules touched down in a given area in the South Pole depression – Aitken – June 2.

During two days "Chanier-6" collected soil samples. In the process, Earth researchers analyzed data from the detector on the device and modeled the sampling area. Using two drilling methods and a robotic measuring arm, the probe was able to collect the best soil samples.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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